Hanging Rock State Park

Today was a great day for hike. Clear skies, about 70 degrees, slight breeze. So we headed up to Hanging Rock State Park. Gail had already been there, but it was my first time. It was a moderately strenuous hike to the top, but we’re tough as nails! 馃槈

This was our destination: to the top of Hanging Rock!
Princess Gail takes a breather at the top!
Looking north, towards the Blue Ridge.
Looking south. I bet at night we could see lights from both Winston-Salem and Greensboro.


We are loving our new state. There are endless possibilities for outdoor fun, and the weather lends itself to year round enjoyment. I am glad that Gail enjoys these things as much as I do, because they are not special unless you have someone to share them with. And I’m grateful for our good health, which allows us to be this vigorous and see these beautiful sights!


14 thoughts on “Hanging Rock State Park”

  1. How fun. Exploring and exercising at the same time is a wonderful thing. Good for both the mind and the body.

    Have a terrific day. Big hug to you both. 馃檪

    1. Anima sana in corpore sano!

      Speaking of exploring and fun, I see on your site you have a countdown timer for the Hawaii cruise! Woohoo! 馃榾

  2. GORGEOUS…. what a view!!! My brother and his girls love to hike in Denver. We don’t have anything really “hike worthy” immediately near us, but I could find some nice places with a bit of a drive… I might have to look in to that!

    1. Gail and I are looking forward to doing more birding along the coast. There are MANY beautiful places to hike!

  3. Okay. I’m jealous. I want to go on this hike! And I don’t mean vicariously. I love strenuous hikes that involve hills and nature, especially when the way back home points downhill. Looks like a lot of fun!

    1. Keli! Woohoo! So great to “see” you again! 馃榾
      You live in such beautiful country, and you are always so active. What have you been doing?

    1. We had a really great day! One HAS to take the Hanging Rock trail when you go to Hanging Rock State Park, but there are other trails, too. Some of them are to a little lake and to a water fall. I can’t wait to go back!

  4. You live in a beautiful place, too. I think having access to nature like that is essential for mental as well as physical health. I’m not a hiker, more of a perch-and-looker. But I have seen some beautiful views from the back of a horse.

    1. 鈥淚 think having access to nature like that is essential for mental as well as physical health.鈥
      I so agree with you on that, Jayne!

      You have probably posted pictures taken from the back of a horse, but I haven鈥檛 been following you that long. Maybe I鈥檒l get to see some someday!

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